We know that starting at a new school can be a scary thing so we are working hard behind the scenes to produce lots of helpful information to try and make the experience a little easier. Keep an eye on this page over the coming weeks as we add resources for you.
Most importantly though:
We know that starting a new school without having visited can be a daunting prospect. During lockdown 2020 we put together a few short videos to help show you around a little.
Moving around a new school can be a daunting task! Here's some useful facts to help you navigate our school and you can also check out our downloadable site map here
- Our site consists of 5 blocks
- Classrooms are either upstairs (Upper) or downstairs (Lower)
- All classrooms are named with a 4 character code
- Which block it is in
- Whether it is upstairs (U) or downstairs (L)
- How far around the corridoor it is
So, for example, a classroom with code 3U23 is in Block 3, Upstairs and the 23 classroom along
Don't worry, as you move around the site you will soon pick up where your classrooms are!
One of the best ways to get off to a good start at a new school and to give yourself that little burst of confidence is to make sure you're wearing the correct clothes. Check out our uniform page to see what you can and can't wear at Ken Stimpson and if in doubt check with your Tutor first!
Have you got the right equipment? Check out our equipment checklist to make sure you have everything you need for that first day
Students have the option of either bringing a packed lunch from home or buying food from our school canteen. You can find out more about our canteen services and cashless catering here.
During your time at Ken Stimpson you will rely heavily on our IT equipment and services. When you first join us you will be issued with a school Username and Password. This will allow you to access everything you need. Should you require any support with our systems do feel free to pop along to the IT Services office where we will give you the help you need or ask your teacher to contact us.
Find out more about our IT services here.
If you are cycling to school you will need to ensure you have a good bike lock and a helmet. You can lock your bike at the front of the school where it can be collected at the end of the day.